Beyond the Spa
A growing trend is for the spa environment, whether indoors or outdoors, to be part of a larger entertainment and relaxation area. When designing your spa oasis, dont overlook the possibility of installing adjacent facilities, such as a changing room, a shower, a steam room, a sauna, exercise facilities, a wet bar, or an entertainment system that includes audio and video equipment with surround-sound speakers. Youll also want to incorporate comfortable, casual furniture made from practical material, such as vinyl, teak, or aluminum, that wont be harmed when someone sits down wearing a wet swimsuit. Many of todays popular outdoor furniture styles look equally fine indoors.